firefighters

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

 

The Horne Lake community is looking for fire protection services. (PQB News file photo)

RDN: Horne Lake residents call for enhanced fire protection services

Funds requested in 2022 budget for a feasibility study

 

Saanich firefighters rescued a crow Tuesday night after it flew down a chimney and got stuck. (Dan Wood/Twitter)

VIDEO: Saanich firefighters rescue ‘very vocal’ crow from fireplace chimney

Cat rescues somewhat common but crow call a first, says deputy fire chief

Saanich firefighters rescued a crow Tuesday night after it flew down a chimney and got stuck. (Dan Wood/Twitter)
A still image from security camera video recorded June 8 shows an individual lighting trash on fire in the doorway of 19+ Cannabis Store on Victoria Crescent. RCMP and Nanaimo Fire Rescue are investigating numerous fires set in downtown Nanaimo in the past three months. (Photo submitted)

‘It’s out of control’: More than 20 fires set in downtown Nanaimo in past 3 months

Authorities asking business owners to keep dumpsters locked

A still image from security camera video recorded June 8 shows an individual lighting trash on fire in the doorway of 19+ Cannabis Store on Victoria Crescent. RCMP and Nanaimo Fire Rescue are investigating numerous fires set in downtown Nanaimo in the past three months. (Photo submitted)
Neighbours fight a small late-night bush fire with garden hoses and shovels in Cinnabar Valley on June 5. They couldn’t get help from local fire services because the fire was located in an area under B.C. Wildfire Services jurisdiction. (Photo courtesy Muriel Wells)

Neighbours on edge of Nanaimo city limits left to put out bush fire themselves

Cinnabar Valley residents tackle fire with hoses and buckets for two and a half hours

Neighbours fight a small late-night bush fire with garden hoses and shovels in Cinnabar Valley on June 5. They couldn’t get help from local fire services because the fire was located in an area under B.C. Wildfire Services jurisdiction. (Photo courtesy Muriel Wells)
Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite

‘Camp Ignite’ helps young B.C. women pursue firefighting careers

This year’s camp will be on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 in Vancouver

Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite
Nanaimo Fire Rescue and RCMP are investigating six suspicious fires set around the city Tuesday, May 25, including a fire set in a dumpster next to a utility shed at the McDonald’s restaurant on Nicol Street shortly before 5 p.m. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters and RCMP called to 6 suspicious fires in one day

Fires in dumpsters and wooded areas Tuesday, May 25, under investigation

Nanaimo Fire Rescue and RCMP are investigating six suspicious fires set around the city Tuesday, May 25, including a fire set in a dumpster next to a utility shed at the McDonald’s restaurant on Nicol Street shortly before 5 p.m. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Firefighters are on scene at Dobler Road as they extinguish a house fire on May 19, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Firefighters are on scene at Dobler Road as they extinguish a house fire on May 19, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Peter Cornell, right, with interim chief Marc Norris, is the new fire chief for the Qualicum Beach Fire Department (Submitted photo)

Peter Cornell named new fire chief for Qualicum Beach Fire Department

Former deputy chief takes over from Marc Norris

Peter Cornell, right, with interim chief Marc Norris, is the new fire chief for the Qualicum Beach Fire Department (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay Volunteer firefighters as they work to extinguish a bush blaze in Nanoose Bay on Monday, May 10, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Flames from backyard burn in Nanoose Bay shoot higher than owner’s home

Fire chief reported blaze took more than 90 minutes to suppress

Nanoose Bay Volunteer firefighters as they work to extinguish a bush blaze in Nanoose Bay on Monday, May 10, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Firefighters and fire investigators from Nanaimo Fire Rescue sift through debris to determine the cause of a blaze that displaced three people and badly damaged a house in Nanaimo early Tuesday, May 4. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Damaging house fire in Nanaimo was sparked by cigarettes

Three people escaped blaze that caused parts of the home’s roof to collapse

Firefighters and fire investigators from Nanaimo Fire Rescue sift through debris to determine the cause of a blaze that displaced three people and badly damaged a house in Nanaimo early Tuesday, May 4. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)

Vehicle launched into B.C. Walmart removed following rescue of trapped workers

Crews cut new hole in parkade wall to remove vehicle safely

A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)
A bill to increase income tax credits for volunteer firefighters has been introduced in Parliament by Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord John. (PQN News file photo)
A bill to increase income tax credits for volunteer firefighters has been introduced in Parliament by Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord John. (PQN News file photo)
Bean, a small dog, got her head stuck in the reclining mechanism of a couch on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Kamloops Fire Rescue)

Kamloops fire crews free Bean the pup trapped in reclining chair

‘We don’t rescue cats out of trees anymore… but we do occasionally rescue dogs out of reclining couches!’

Bean, a small dog, got her head stuck in the reclining mechanism of a couch on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Kamloops Fire Rescue)
Parskville Fire Department Fire Engine. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council supports increase in tax credit allowance for volunteer firefighters

Petition for move raised by Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns

Parskville Fire Department Fire Engine. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Fire Department fire engine. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Fire Department moves to upgrade training facilities

City council allocates cash increase for improvements

Parksville Fire Department fire engine. (PQB News file photo)
Members of the Saanich Fire Department can be seen working to put out a fire in the 4500-block of Chattertown Way on Jan. 26. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)

One cat killed, another resuscitated following blaze in Saanich townhouse

Neighbours evacuated following fire on Chatterton Way, third cat still missing

Members of the Saanich Fire Department can be seen working to put out a fire in the 4500-block of Chattertown Way on Jan. 26. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Parksville Fire Department is looking for paid on-call volunteer firefighters for 2021. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Fire Department is looking for paid on-call volunteer firefighters for 2021. (PQB News file photo)
The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department crews were called out to a house fire on Jan. 5, 2021. (file photo)

No injuries reported as Dashwood fire crews battle house fire

RCMP, BC Ambulance and Qualicum Beach Fire Department also in attendance

The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department crews were called out to a house fire on Jan. 5, 2021. (file photo)